Atlanta Streets Alive on Peachtree Street - On Sunday, May 19th, Atlanta Streets Alive will close 2.7 miles of Atlanta's signature street to cars, and open it up to the public - for human powered amusement.
For four hours, you, your friends and your family will have the chance to take back 2.7 miles of Peachtree Street - by foot, by bike, by roller skates, by skateboard or by any human-powered means of transportation. Just one thing... no gasoline-engines allowed.
Atlanta Streets Alive aims to transform Atlanta streets into safe places for people to bike, walk, run, dance and skate - for fun, fitness and transportation.
The event is organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition in partnership with Midtown Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress, and hundreds of local businesses, activity partners and volunteers.
Atlanta Streets Alive on Peachtree Street is #where2go
I Am Classic Hip Hop had the pleasure of following SMKA throughout the entire session and releases of The Hang Out. From the cyphering to the head-bobbing to the partying, these guys put work in. For 4 days, 80 artists got together and out of that came 20 songs.
Rappers rapped, Fort Knox yelled, and great music was made... like the ones you hear here. Be sure to check out all mixtapes from The Hang Out at SMKA's Bandcamp page
Another mix of music from the Love Ultra Radio Show with DJ/Host Jah Prince including new music from Vado, Raheem DeVaughn, Bilal, K'La featuring Nas, Chrisettle Michele featuring Wale and Fantasia. Another surprise is "I Do" Olivia featuring French Montana.
On Wednesday May 1st Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly member of the group Kris Kross passed away. He was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home and later pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center. He along with group member Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith formed Kris Kross who exploded on the scene with their mega hit "Jump Jump" in 1992. In February Kris Kross was part of the So So Def 20th anniversary celebration. Rest In Peace Chris Kelly your music will live on!
I have been a life-long admirer of NASA Mission Specialist Dr. Ronald McNair. "Eyes on the Stars" (above) is a great PBS StoryCorps short about him; narrated by his brother Carl.
'On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.'
- PBS StoryCorps
A real American hero, I often shared Dr. McNair's story during Black History Month observances at my high school. A shame we no longer have a space program to speak of in the U.S. Dreams of space travel, and astronauts like Ronald McNair who made those dreams real, are what had youngsters nationwide studying hard in math and science classes. Because you weren't going anywhere near a shuttle if you didn't know math and science.
A generation of kids, dreaming...filled with hope...and working hard in school. That is the legacy of Dr. McNair and all those who dared to 'boldly go where [few] have gone before.'
R.I.P. Dr. McNair, you were an inspiration for so many (including other Black boys from the south, like me).
Footage of Dr. McNair's final moments (aboard the doomed shuttle Challenger) - headed for the stars - after the jump. I still get choked up watching the footage.
Back in April I posted this track for your listening pleasure. Now J-Live has released the visuals to his Spring anthem "The Fun Razor" for your viewing pleasure. This is a clever video by J-live he lets the lyrics do the talking take a look!
Georgia World Congress Center, Hall A2, 285 Andrew Young Intl Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30313
Alive! Expo,the Southeast's only and longest-running natural products, green living and total wellness event will return to the Georgia World Congress Center on May 4th and 5th. The expo features health & wellness industry experts, eco companies and natural product manufacturers, fitness and cooking demonstrations, kids' fitness stations, live health lectures and over 100 vendors.
At the ninth annual event, natural and eco product companies will interact with consumers and buyers for local natural food stores; give the latest advice, product samples and information directly to the event attendees. Additionally, there will be wellness lectures, cooking classes, massage stations and fitness demonstrations all weekend long.
Ex Atlanta Falcons fullback, Ovie Mughelli, will once again join Alive! Expo with the "Ovie Mughelli Foundation's "Recycle on the Run" exhibit, where kids run drills and learn about the importance of fitness, wellness and recycling and being eco friendly.
Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food items to the Alive! Expo which will be donated to the Atlanta Food Bank and Hosea Feed the Hungry; the organizations for which Alive! Expo collected over 2,000 pounds of food at last year's event and over 10,000 pounds of food over the past years.
A portion of ticket proceeds from Alive! Expo will benefit Project Green, a non-profit founded by Patrycja Siewert Towns, and other non-profits soon to be announced.
Snoop appeared as a guest on HuffPost Live to promote his album "Reincarnated" (out now). That was the main intent. But you Snoop does what Snoop does... like firing up the weed and freestyling ... LIVE!
Batman fanatic Chris Weir has built himself a real-life Bat Cave in his basement, dropping more than $120,000 US (£78,000) on his home project and Batman-related interests. Suffice it to say, Weir is obsessed with Batman the Dark Knight. Batman comic books, action figures, and TV and movie posters and other paraphernalia. Kinda cool that his wife (Joanna) is on board... as long as the bills get paid.
While the Wayne Manor version might put more emphasis on the Bat Crime Lab, Weir's features a home cinema inside the Bat Cave with a 100-inch TV screen where he watches Batman movies, shows and cartoons with his wife and young sons Zachary and Daniel.
"I wanted the room to look like something Batman himself would operate in, but its all for entertainment purposes," Weir comments.
Weir's infatuation with Batman began at age three when he played Batman and Robin in his yard with his uncle. Now 38, this grown man can do whatever the hell he wants... and he wants to play Batman with his fam.